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2024 LEPS Initiative for Water Quality Improvement Project

Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS) continues to host the Community Collaboration Towards Water Quality Improvement Project. This project provides Langley’s rural property owners with information, support, and tools to reduce pollution and bacterial coliforms in freshwater ecosystems, while keeping their properties in abidance with regulations in the BC Agriculture Environmental Management Code of Practice (AEM …

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Storm Water Planters

Description Stormwater planters are a lot like rain gardens. They are landscape features designed to capture runoff and filter out sediment and pollutants. So, what exactly is a stormwater planter? A stormwater planter is a small, contained vegetated area that collects and treats stormwater using bioretention. Bioretention systems collect and filter stormwater through layers of …

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Scoop the Poop!

An important part of being a responsible pet owner is cleaning up after your dog. Dog waste left on the ground is a source of major pollutants and poses a significant health risk.  Animal waste, especially from dogs, contains bacteria and parasites, such as E. coli, giardia, and salmonella. Waste washes from private property, streets …

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WaterWeeks 2022

WaterWeeks 2022 Presented by the Township of Langley and Langley Environmental Partners Society, WaterWeeks is an annual three week series of events designed to encourage active community engagement in local environmental stewardship. There are many opportunities to explore, engage and experience the best of Langley’s natural environment. All events are free and open to the …

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How can fertilizer run-off disrupt a wetland

The effects of fertilizer run off can cause serious economic and environmental consequences. Learn more about eutrophication and algae and help prevent this issue in our communities. For more information refer to the following links: Air pollution: nutrient enrichment: https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/air-pollution/quality-environment-economy/ecosystem/effects-soil-water/nutrient-enrichment.html Personal Actions That Help to Prevent and Stop Eutrophication: https://greentumble.com/personal-actions-that-help-to-prevent-eutrophication/ What Are the Causes of …

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How are coliforms found in ocean-dwelling shellfish linked to Langley?

Coliforms are bacteria that can be found in organic material such as plants and the soil, and the intestines of humans and warm-blooded animals (fecal coliforms). High levels of coliforms can pose a risk to human and environmental health.  For information about coliforms in south Langley check out our atlas.  Shellfish can quickly become contaminated …

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